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The City Cafe

Diner by day, cocktails by night. A refreshing modern gem in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

Inspired by the original American Diner, The City Café is a real find in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Loved by locals and visitors alike, it has something for everyone with an all-day menu running old Skool American breakfasts, gourmet hotdogs, burgers, milkshakes, sandwiches and salads by day and cosmopolitan cocktails, beers and city vibe music by night, it’s only a matter of time before The City Café tempts you in to sample its wears. Home to the now famous Man Vs Food ‘Burger Challenge’, this inviting establishment is a veritable treasure trove of fun with delicious food and drink at its heart. As well as our main bar and dining booths we also have our function room in City 2 which can provide the ideal space for free private party and event hire. Suitable for all age ranges (see site for more details), tastes and tipples, we look forward to welcoming you to The City Café.

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The Ultimate Burger

Running since early 2013, The City Cafe Ultimate Burger Challenge has proved very popular. We can supply the burger challenge to up to two walk-ins at a time but there may be up to a 30 minute wait and the burgers must be eaten at the bar.

For larger groups booking with 24 hours notice is required, email us at for details. We can accomodate up to 5 people at a time if prior booking occurs.

Price: £30…but…



Student Deals: Sharing Nachos & Cocktail Pitcher

Nothing says Americana more then a sharing plate of food and drink. Grab a sharing nachos platter smothered in cheese, jalapeños, guacamole, salsa and sour cream  with one of our specialty cocktail pitchers for £13. Choose from a Vodka cranberry kick, Rum and Pineapple, Gin and Elderflower or a Whisky and Lemonade. Offer runs all days of the week, 11am-10pm.

Student Deals: Scottish Breakfast and Craft Beer

Our breakfast has been regarded as one of the finest in the city; haggis, blackpudding, potato scone, hash brown, beans, bacon, sausage, eggs, toast and tomato (veggie and gluten free options available too). Perfect for a lazy Sunday or mid week treat. Served all day from 9am-10pm. Our offer of a Small Breakfast with a Drygate craft beer for £7.80 will hit the spot.

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